Kapi-Mana News : December 11th 2012
4 KAPI-MANA NEWS, DECEMBER 11, 2012 NEWS Delivered to 25,324 homes and businesses between Tawa and Pukerua Bay every Tuesday. Manager: Richard Gordon email@example.com Editor: Matthew Dallas firstname.lastname@example.org For News: Kris Dando email@example.com Andrea O'Neil firstname.lastname@example.org 5062735AA Findusat: www.kapimananews.co.nz www.facebook.com/kapimananews ph: (04) 2378118 fax: (04) 2378552 Ground Floor, 14 Hartham Place North, PO BOX 50012, Porirua City 5240 For Advertising: Senior Consultant Kylie Wihapi email@example.com Consultant Jessica Collins firstname.lastname@example.org Sales Support Angeline Humphreys email@example.com Classified Advertising Jeanette Pettit firstname.lastname@example.org 5041357AA @metlinkwgtn SERVICES Effective from 25 December 2012 Christmas BUS ter FERRY merry TRAINdeer Reduced services will operate over the holiday period. Buses will be replacing trains on the Kapiti line from 26 December 2012 to 2 January 2013 (inclusive). Normal weekday services will resume on Monday 7 January 2013. For more information: Visit www.metlink.org.nz Pick up a Christmas and New Year holiday timetable from your local Metlink timetable outlet or call 0800 801 700. Operating hours for the Metlink Service Centre over Christmas and New Year are as follows: • 24 December 2012 (Christmas Eve) 8.00am -- 8.00pm • 25 December 2012 (Christmas Day) closed • 26 December 2012 to 2 January 2013 8.00am -- 8.00pm Normal operating hours will resume from Thursday 3 January 2013. Volunteers lauded and stories told By ANDREA O'NEIL Efforts honoured: Mary Casey and Marion James of Plimmerton Red Cross were among volunteers honoured last Wednesday. Volunteers were honoured for their contribution to Porirua last Wednesday, International Volunteer Day. Two dozen volunteers gathered at the volunteer-run Police Museum in Papakowhai for a morning tea and launch of the third volume of Porirua volunteering stories, Once Upon a Time. It s a gift that you give and it s important that we take a day each year to think about that, mayor Nick Leggett told the assembled volunteers. Among them was Aotea s Denise Miller-Williams, who for 10 years has been taking children from all over the North Island to visit their mums in Arohata prison, entertain- ing them when needed and helping them make crafts and cards for their mothers. Mary Casey and Marion James, president and volunteer at Plimmer- ton Red Cross, enjoyed a cuppa and a brownie after the book launch. Mary has been involved in the Red Cross for 50 years, organising blood donations, meals on wheels, and knitting blankets for refugees. Giving celebrated Third sector, first-rate: Celebrating non-profit contribution to Porirua's economy last week were John Wilce from Mana Lions, Pat Liddell from Zonta Mana, and Warwick Smith from Titahi Bay Community Church. By ANDREA O'NEIL The economic benefits of not-for- profit organisations was cel- ebrated last Wednesday with the launch of a report on what is being called Porirua s third sec- tor . Sixty employees and volun- teers with non-profit groups gathered at The Peppermill deli for the launch of the Third Sec- tor Profile 2012 report, com- missioned by Porirua City Coun- cil with support from Statistics New Zealand. In the year to March 2012, non-profit organis- ations contributed $39.5 million to Porirua s GDP, 4.4 per cent of the total. The national average is 2.6 per cent. With grants, fundraising and volunteers factored in, the total third-sector contribution to GDP is 5.7 per cent. There are 618 third-sector institutions in Porirua, employ- ing 7 per cent of Porirua s wor- kforce, 1083 people. Each week 3706 people in Porirua carry out 13,000 hours of volunteering. Mayor Nick Leggett said the council would continue to foster non-profit enterprise in Porirua. Central government has been very good lately at telling local government this isn t your busi- ness . I m here to say it is our business and we re going to con- tinue to make it our business, he said. We will use this [report] to allocate time, resources and funding in the future.
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